Posts Tagged ‘Prince’

Subversive Sirens

When Prince Called at 3 A.M.

Ever since Prince died in 2016, people who knew him have come forward with personal stories about what the famously private star was actually like as a person. One of those people is Minneapolis musician Gary Hines. Hines remembers how Prince didn’t exactly keep 9 to 5 hours.

Prince Paisley Park Memorial

NPR: Covering Prince’s Death

On the day that Prince’s death was announced in April, I got a call from Ken Barcus, who is NPR’s Midwestern bureau editor. He wanted to know if I could go to Prince’s Paisley Park estate and interview mourners. I filed several newscast spots for NPR in those first days following Prince’s death. Here’s a sampler of that coverage.